2601 Forest Avenue|
Des Moines, Iowa 50311 U.S.
|Opened||December 1, 1992|
($21.1 million in 2016 dollars)
|Architect||RDG Planning & Design|
|General contractor||Taylor Ball Construction Company|
|Drake Bulldogs (NCAA DI) (1992–present)|
The Knapp Center is a 7,152-seat multi-purpose arena on the campus of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, United States. It was built in 1992, and is the home of the Drake Bulldogs. The first Drake Bulldogs basketball game was played on December 5, 1992.
The namesake of the arena comes from William Knapp, who is the chairman of Iowa Realty and a member of the Drake University Board of Trustees. He played a key role in financing the arena with $3 million gift towards construction.
- Inside the Knapp Center
- Inside the Knapp Center during the Iowa vs Drake game on December 18, 2010